Okay..things MAY seem to be looking better for me.
While I am a LONG WAY from getting a new computer.
my mother was saw fit to allow me to use her laptop (a Windows 7) as much as I desire.
So, progress of my fanwork may be faster than I originally thought.
so, in a way..i'm sorta back in the game.
(though, I still hafta start from scratch, as I lost ALL my files when my previous computer finally died.)